Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete (Hardback)
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Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/06/2010
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Little is known about the real reasons that Australia committed troops to Greece in WWII. Australian historians have, for too long, neglected the Greek and Crete campaigns, and what has been written until now has ignored the Greek side of the story. Never before has the impact of fifth-column activity on Australia's military relationship with Greece been investigated. This compelling book combines details of the campaigns with an account of the response of Greeks and Cretans to the Allied forces on their soil. It reveals the personal relations that developed between Australian soldiers and Greek civilians and soldiers; these were sometimes hostile but in other cases developed into friendships that lasted decades after the war had finished. Maria Hill has trawled through archives in Athens and Canberra to show that while miscommunication between the Greek General Staff and the Allied Forces was frequent, the situation on the ground was far more complex. Her book also shows why the campaigns on mainland Greece and Crete compelled people to behave in altruistic ways, even when it meant placing themselves in danger. It proves that it is possible to form successful relations with people of a completely different culture in conflict situations, as they are vital to the wellbeing of all involved.

Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9781742230146
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 43 mm

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